In a wilder-than-expected move, the Seattle Seahawks are reportedly set to make a contract offer to New York Jets free agent, Jamal Adams. The Seahawks are hoping to use Adams, the first round pick in the 2016 draft, as an upgrade to their secondary, which struggled in 2018.
The Seattle Seahawks have offered the No. 13 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the New York Jets in exchange for the No. 3 pick and the No. 67 overall pick. The Jets have already received a third-round compensatory pick for the release of cornerback Trumaine Johnson.
The Seattle Seahawks would consider a trade for Patriots’ 3-time Pro Bowler, left tackle Duane Brown, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Brown has reportedly already informed the Seahawks that he’d like to be traded. The Patriots are said to be interested. In the meantime, the Seahawks are trying to trade with the Texans for Texans’ 2-time Pro Bowler, Defensive End, Jadeveon Clowney.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A source informed ESPN on Tuesday that the Seattle Seahawks have made another contract offer to Pro Bowl strong safety Jamal Adams and are waiting to hear if he would take it.
Meanwhile, a source verified that the organization and Adams’ representative had not talked in many days.
Adams is expected to sign a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, surpassing Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos’ $15.25 million per year average. Early in the summer, the Seahawks and Adams’ agent started negotiating, and they proceeded until the start of training camp until their recent inactivity.
Both Adams and left tackle Duane Brown arrived at camp on schedule, but have yet to participate due to their unresolved contract issues. They were both spectators during Seattle’s 10th session on Tuesday.
While it’s obvious that the Seahawks want to keep Adams, a 25-year veteran who becomes 36 later this month, it’s unclear if they’ll do the same with Brown, a 14-year veteran who reaches 36 later this month. According to ESPN, the Seahawks and Brown are not currently negotiating a new contract.
When asked whether an extension for Brown is being discussed or is off the table, coach Pete Carroll said, “Nothing new is occurring with that at this time.”
When asked whether there was anything new with Adams, Carroll just replied “no.”
According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Adams’ agent have not re-engaged in negotiations this week, and the club is not presently in talks with Brown. According to the New York Times, quarterback Russell Wilson has informed the club that he’s ready to shift money about in his deal to make space for Adams and Brown extensions, which a source verified.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, have been cautious of deal restructures that shift cap costs into future years, having done so just twice since Schneider and Carroll joined in 2010. When Wilson’s current contract expires after the 2023 season, another restructuring would make him more costly to extend or franchise tag. It would add to Seattle’s already enormous amount of dead money if he was moved before then.
Wilson described Brown’s absence as “very big” on Sunday, adding, “We’ve got to sort it out because Duane Brown is needed.”
Due to Brown’s absence and injuries to three of his backups (Cedric Ogbuehi, Jamarco Jones, and Tommy Champion), rookie sixth-round selection Stone Forsythe has been pushed into duty at left tackle. Carroll stated Tuesday that Ogbuehi will be out for a few more weeks due to a biceps injury.
Carroll said in June that the team expected a contract with Adams to be completed before the start of training camp. He expressed optimism following the first session of camp that Adams’ deal will be completed “very quickly.”
Adams, on the other hand, isn’t practicing since there isn’t currently a contract in place. As he has watched from the sidelines, he has looked engaged and in high spirits, giving advice to younger defensive backs, dancing, applauding huge plays by Seattle’s defense, and waving to supporters.
Adams is represented by Kevin Conner, who last year helped the Buffalo Bills sign cornerback Tre’Davious White to a four-year, $69 million contract deal. That agreement was not finalized until a week before the start of the season.
When the Broncos handed Simmons a four-year, $61 million deal with $35 million in guarantees in March, he became the league’s highest-paid safety.
For the time being, Adams is scheduled to earn $9.86 million this season, the last year of his rookie deal, which the Seahawks acquired from the New York Jets last summer in exchange for a package of selections that included two first-rounders.
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